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September 17, 2013 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Thursday, September 5
Officer Baumgartner and his K-9 partner "Edy" responded to assist the Hayward Police Department. Hayward Police Department was attempting to locate a suspect that stole a vehicle and then fled from officers. Officer Baumgartner and K-9 Edy conducted a canine search in the City of Hayward and located the suspect hiding in a tree. The suspect decided to climb down and give up when he saw K-9 Officer Edy.

Officers were dispatched to Best Buy at Union Landing to investigate a suspect using false identification to obtain store credit. Unbeknownst to the suspect, the identification the suspect was using belonged to a Santa Rosa Police Officer. Union City PD Officers arrived and contacted arrestee Myron Sandefur (from Richmond) inside the store. Mr. Sandefur attempted to run from arriving officers and was tackled by former SWAT Team Leader and current Traffic Sergeant Sato. Nice catch Sergeant Sato!

Friday, September 6
An anonymous person reported two people in the back yard of an address on Dyer Street. The caller advised no one should be at the residence, as the prior tenants were evicted. Officers set a perimeter around the residence and knocked on the front door. A male and female decided to make a break for it when they realized the police were knocking on the front door. The two arrestees ran out the back sliding glass door, where they were greeted by additional officers on the perimeter. Some controlled substance and paraphernalia were discarded by the arrestees and located inside the residence. The male and female were then taken to another home... jail.

Saturday, September 7
Between 10:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., two vehicles were burglarized in the Union Landing parking lot. Unknown suspects smashed the windows on both vehicles to gain access to backpacks or perceived valuables inside the vehicles. Remember to avoid leaving anything of value inside of a parked vehicle. Leaving computer bags and backpacks visible in a parked vehicle can be rather inviting to potential thieves.

Monday, September 9
Officers responded to assist Alameda County Fire Department with a vehicle fire near the Mancini's store at Union Landing. The driver and two children fled the vehicle once it caught fire. The driver believed one of her children placed a penny in the cigarette lighter, which began to spark causing the fire. The heat from the vehicle fire caused a few windows at Mancini's to crack.

Anyone with information on any of the listed cases should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email

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